Cricket: Sri Lanka Defeat India to Claim ICC World Twenty20 2010 Semi-Final Slot

Sri Lanka will face England in the ICC World Twenty20 2010 Semi-Final after they knocked out bitter rivals India in a thrilling match at St Lucia.

Sri Lanka, chasing India’s 163-5 (20 overs) blasted a last-ball six from Chamara Kapugedera to claim a four run victory with 167-5 (20 overs) in incredible style.

This kind of finish and excitement is what Twenty20 is all about, and the nerve Chamara Kapugedera showed is a real treat for the watching crowds.

Sri Lanka go through to the final stages by virtue of Australia’s victory over the West Indies in the second match yesterday. Had the West Indies managed a victory, they would have been in the vital second place.

Indian fans will be disappointed their side failed to record a single victory in the group phase of this year’s ICC World Twenty20.

ICC World Twenty20: Group F

1 Australia 3 3 0 0 0 2.73 6.0
2 Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 0 -0.33 4.0
3 West Indies 3 1 2 0 0 -1.28 2.0
4 India 3 0 3 0 0 -1.12 0.0

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